Greetings Starfighters! I know, I know, I’ve been a bit lax on the Goodie Wrap, but I’m back and since this is the first appearance of 2012, I hope I’ve made it a good one. Chalk the absence up to a new year hangover if you will. After taking a bit of a break for the holidays, and hitting the one year mark for this site, I’m happy to say thing should be back to normal and the weekly wrap will commence.
What originally started as a lowly ole blog to vent about bad viewing, praise and froth over good viewing, and give the occasional “meh” to those forgettable titles, has, over the past year grown to be a part of my everyday life. When I first started Reel Goddess, it was my intention to just post here and there when I had something to say. Turns out, I have a lot to say. It was a surprising thing to realize although my mom and teachers could have told you (and did several times) that I do indeed, have a comment for pretty much everything.
Looking back at the past year, I’m shocked at how fast it has passed, and look forward to the upcoming year with excitement at all of the awesome films and television shows that have been/will be released. It’s a great time for television and even though 2011 wasn’t that great of a year for film, 2012 should be awesome.
Thanks for hanging out with me this long and I hope you’ll stick around as long as I’m here. Here’s to another year!
This was another episode that focused on a handful of characters as opposed to the lot of them. I really dig these focused episodes as it seems to tell a whole lot story in the short hour that is shown. While we had to go without the Stark kids, Tyrion, and for the most part, Winterfell, Jon Snow was back this week, which made me very happy.
Six episodes in with only four to go. There’s still a lot of ground to cover in regards to all of the different threads, but everything is slowing starting to come to a head and come together. This week’s episode had a new writer credited and whenever I see her name, it makes me very very happy. I caught it in the credits and even backed it up to make sure I was seeing right. Sure enough Jane Espenson worked on this episode and anytime she’s around, excellent writing is a guarantee. The woman knows how to write complex characters and stories so this episode was a real treat. I wish I could say the same for some of the characters though because a couple of them didn’t have such a great time.
It occurred to me last night as I was catching on up this past week’s Hawaii Five – 0 that even with the slick visuals, fast pace and hot actors, this show is more like those that I grew up watching than anything else on TV at the moment. In an age where serialized TV runs rampant, it’s nice to have a throwback like this on the air. Continue reading “Nice and Tidy TV” »